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Film is a medium on which society thrives Ever since its invention film has managed to captivate society but offering sensational junk food for the mind that does not deal seriously with our social and political problems but instead diverts and entertains us Berger MAT 164 Marxist thought is one of the most powerful and suggestive ways available to the media analyst for analyzing society and its institutions America although a capitalist society constantly perpetuates the teachings of Karl Marx They see the ill effects of his Manifesto of the Communist party in society today as well as in the society of 1968 Fundamental principles of Marxist analysis include alienation materialism false consciousness class conflict Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps into two great classes directly facing each other -- bourgeoisie and proletariat Marx httpwwwanu eduaupolscimarxclassicsmanifestohtmlBourgoise That was the initial statement of Karl Marxs Manifesto of the Communist party the distinction of the main two classes the upper or ruling class the bourgeoisie and the lower or working class the proletariat These two terms are used to classify a broad base of classes however for the movie The Thomas Crown Affair these terms are not hard to infer The main character Thomas Crown is one of the most stereotypical characterized members of the bourgeoisie any movie This multimillionaire is seen flaunting every aspect of the upperclass that the directors could pack into the two hours of the movie Crown takes the time to learn every technicality of each situation into which he gets If we are to survive we must keep on top of things and never be caught napping Berger MAT 164 In the 1999 film during his meal with Katherine Banning he states from memory anything and everything from her past just like he was reading it from a file He does his research Crown calculates every move and maintains constant control over
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